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Beyond electric cars: how electrifying trucks, buses, tractors and scooters will help tackle climate change

When you think of an electric vehicle, chances are you’ll picture a car. But there’s a quiet revolution going on in transport. It turns out electrification can work wonders for almost all of our transport options, from electric bikes to motorbikes to buses to freight trains and even to tractors ...


Net zero by 2050 will hit a major timing problem technology can’t solve. We need to talk about cutting consumption

if the world’s energy consumption grows at the pre-COVID rate, technological change alone will not be enough to halve global CO₂ emissions by 2030. We will have to cut energy consumption 50-75% by 2050 while accelerating the renewable build. And that means lifestyle change driven by social policies.


Time’s up: why Australia has to quit stalling and wean itself off fossil fuels

Unfortunately, Australia is not behaving as if the largest issue facing us is urgent – in fact, we’re doubling down on fossil fuels. In recent years, Australia overtook Qatar to become the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG).


IPCC finds the world has its best chance yet to slash emissions – if it seizes the opportunity

The world has its best chance yet to reduce greenhouse gas emissions quickly, but hard and fast cuts are needed across all sectors and nations to hold warming to safe levels, the global authority on climate change says.


We can all be Recycling Heroes!

Recycling “properly” (and diverting valuable material from landfill) can be deeply rewarding.This Friday is Global Recycling Day and the theme is #Recycling Heroes, so I wanted to share with you how you can up your ‘recycling game’ and enjoy the deep satisfaction of finding a purpose for all your unwanted ...


Energy poverty is linked to physical and mental health – our research proves it

A leading national charity recently estimated that the revised energy price cap could push a further 1.5 million households into fuel poverty (that is, not being able to afford to heat their homes in order to sustain a healthy standard of living).


Sharing is caring: How sharing can help us live lightly on the planet

The positive impact of sharing on the planet is undeniable and we are starting to see economies turn to sharing structures, but can we share and swap our way out of the climate crisis?


3 local solutions to replace coal jobs and ensure a just transition for mining communities

As the world shifts to renewable energy, helping the communities that have depended on fossil fuels for jobs is becoming ever more pressing.


Up on a roof: why New Zealand’s move towards greater urban density should see a rooftop revolution

Are we ready for a rooftop revolution? Humans have made use of roof spaces since the invention of housing. With the growth of cities and the increasingly difficult access to space, maybe the answer has been on the roof all along.